Men's Tennis Out Duels UC Santa Barbara 4-3
Feb. 4, 2006
Tempe, Ariz. - The Arizona State Men's Tennis Team continued their perfect season Saturday afternoon at ASU's Whiteman Tennis Center with a 4-3 win over the Gauchos of UC Santa Barbara.
The teams broke even in singles play, however the doubles point turned out to be the deciding factor for the Devils as they haven't lost a double point all season to an opponent.
Following their lead in the number two spot was ASU's Nick Hegarty and Wes Miller who gritted out a tough 9-8(5) win over Carsten Thorstensen and Scott Hohenstein to seal the doubles point for the Devils.
In singles the Gauchos gave the Devils a tough match as senior Ryan McBride fell to UCSB's Nick Brotman 7-5, 6-4.
Junior Jonathan Kinsella remained undefeated in singles on the season as he came through for the Devils in the two-spot with a quick 6-4, 6-2 defeat of Elad Stern.
Hegarty took on UCSB's Carsten Thorstensen who he quickly put away in a 6-4, 6-3 win.
The deciding point came down to two freshmen, T.J. Bellama and UCSB's Max Taylor, with Taylor pushing Bellama into three sets.
Bellama proved to be too much for Taylor though as he sealed the match for the Devils with a 4-6, 6-2, 6-1 win.
While the Devils advance to a perfect 4-0, the Gauchos fall to 4-3 on the season with the all-time series between ASU and UC Santa Barbara now extended to 10-5 with ASU leading.
The Devils will have a week off before they have to return to action against two ranked opponents on February 18 and 19 as they host #24 Auburn and #44 Texas.
The matches are both set for noon at ASU's Whiteman Tennis Center.
Results for Arizona Sate University (4-0) vs. UC Santa Barbara (4-3)
1.) Kinsella/McBride (ASU) def. Brotman/Dalskov (UCSB) - 8-4
2.) Hegarty/Miller (ASU) def. Hohenstein/Thorstensen (UCSB) - 9-8(5)
3.) Robertson/Stern (UCSB) def. Beatty/Bellama (ASU) - 8-4
1.) Nick Brotman (UCSB) def. Ryan McBride (ASU) - 7-5, 6-4
2.) Jonathan Kinsella (ASU) def. Elad Stern (UCSB) - 6-4, 6-2
3.) Bijan Hejazi (UCSB) def. Wes Miller (ASU) - 7-6(7), 6-1
4.) Nick Hegarty (ASU) def. Carsten Thorstensen (UCSB) - 6-4, 6-3
5.) Anders Dalskov (UCSB) def. Mike Beatty (ASU) - 6-4, 0-6, 6-3
6.) T.J. Bellama (ASU) def. Max Taylor (UCSB) - 4-6, 6-2, 6-1